By Kyra Louie, Staff Writer @beammeupkyra “Treat yo self.” This line has been the defining meme of our generation ever since “Parks and Rec” aired the episode. In this society of egocentric civilians, it’s every person for themselves—which is unsurprising when you hear that the growing trend this holiday season is called self-gifting. Yeah. You heard […]

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By Kyra Louie, Staff Writer @akitchensink2me We always talk about doing the right thing. In movies, the hero always reaps the benefits when he or she saves the day. But here, in the real world, sometimes heroes face the consequences of their actions, no matter how good they are. Vigils are being held in Berlin […]

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By Kyra Louie, Staff Writer @beammeupkyra We’ve all had those nights where you drink a little too much and throw out embarrassing drunk selfies and text people you’re not supposed to. Who would have ever thought that there would be an app to fix that? Well, now there is. The new app called Drunk Mode is […]

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By Kyra Louie, Staff Writer @beammeupkyra World consumption of sushi has risen over the past few decades. Don’t lie, you like it too. Jiro Ono, star of the popular 2011 documentary “Jiro Dreams of Sushi,” urged the world to stop overfishing at the Foreign Correspondents Club of Japan, saying that it will deplete materials used […]

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By Kyra Louie, Staff Writer @beammeupkyra  With the phenomenon of cat cafés expanding globally, it makes sense to ask these kinds of questions. Oakland has been blessed with having the first permanent cat café in the United States. This little shop in California opened its doors last week to the general public. Its first three weekends are […]

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By Kyra Louie, Staff Writer @beammeupkyra You know how parents always tell you to never trust strangers and especially not to get in a car with one, even if they have candy or puppies?  Well, a new app called Shuddle lets parents schedule rides for their children. It sounds weird, but Shuddle has already been dubbed […]

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By Kyra Louie, Staff Writer @beammeupkyra It seems that the older we become, the earlier the generations after us become sexual. We’ve all seen Facebook pictures of freshmen in high school (or younger) sporting mini skirts and tube tops.  Or even worse: we’ve wandered around the halls and heard middle school students talk about sexual escapades. […]

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By Kyra Louie, Staff Writer @beammeupkyra Earlier this month, Lego announced it would not renew its contract with Shell Gasoline on Oct. 9, thanks to a three-month campaign by Greenpeace, an environmental activist group. Greenpeace got on this case after Shell revised its plans to drill in the Arctic for the year 2015. Since Arctic sea […]

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By Kyra Louie, Staff Writer @beammeupkyra I want to welcome all of you body pillow fanatics, cosplayers, otakus, weeaboos, anime watchers, manga readers and the like, because this is going to be one heck of a ride. I might look like a normal human, but as vice president of BU’s Anime Club, I took it upon […]

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By Kyra Louie, Staff Writer @beammeupkyra Think back to your childhood. I can almost guarantee that at least one of your parents wasn’t always there to celebrate a special moment or milestone in your life. Mohamed El-Erian, former CEO of PIMCO, used to be one of those parents before he resigned in January. The reasons for […]

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